Jun 17, 2015

Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood figures sentenced to death over mass jail break

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed President Mohamed Morsi to death on Tuesday over a mass jail break during the country’s 2011 uprising and issued sweeping punishments against the leadership of Egypt’s oldest Islamic group. The general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, and ...

Jun 3, 2015

Ex-Kremlin Internet 'troll' sues to end pro-Putin propaganda campaign

A Russian journalist who says she went undercover as a pro-government Internet troll is suing her former employer in a bid to expose the workings of the Kremlin’s online army. “This propaganda on the Internet is very dangerous,” freelancer Lyudmila Savchuk, 34, said Tuesday. ...

Court bans UberPOP car service in Italy

May 27, 2015

Court bans UberPOP car service in Italy

An Italian court on Tuesday ordered UberPOP to shut down within two weeks in the latest in a series of legal challenges and protests across Europe against the ride-sharing service. The popular but controversial taxi app for mobile phones puts customers in touch with ...

Man pleads guilty to random killings in Osaka in 2012

May 25, 2015

Man pleads guilty to random killings in Osaka in 2012

A man charged with killing two people in Osaka three years ago pleaded guilty as his trial started Monday, after the proceedings had been delayed so he could undergo two rounds of psychiatric evaluations. Kyozo Isohi, 39, told the Osaka District Court he stabbed ...

Mar 26, 2015

Osaka court rules vote gap in 2014 poll constitutional

The Osaka High Court on Thursday ruled that the House of Representatives election in December, in which there was a maximum 2.13-fold disparity in the weight of votes between districts, was constitutional. The court dismissed the plaintiffs’ demand that the election results in Nara ...

Italy's top court clears Berlusconi in 'bunga bunga' sex case

Mar 11, 2015

Italy's top court clears Berlusconi in 'bunga bunga' sex case

Italy’s top court on Tuesday definitively cleared Silvio Berlusconi of charges that he paid for sex with an underage dancer and then abused his position as prime minister to cover it up. After nine hours of deliberations, the judges at the Court of Cassation ...

Court documents: Wisconsin shooting victim was impulsive

Mar 10, 2015

Court documents: Wisconsin shooting victim was impulsive

An unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Wisconsin police officer suffered from attention-deficit disorder and tended to be an impulsive risk-taker, court documents show. Documents connected to 19-year-old Tony Robinson’s conviction last year for armed robbery show he was diagnosed with ADHD, ...